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Nov
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comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
With that clarification on what you meant, I fully agree. But I have seen people (normally trying to sell something or talk up the art they have personally chosen) try to claim that size doesn't matter at all. It might be worth clarifying what you mean in the answer.
Nov
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answered What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
Nov
25
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
I respectfully disagree with much of this. I have been in both military and tournament scenarios, and I would generally favor the more skilled person over the more aggressive one in both of those scenarios. I have won sparring matches entirely because the other person was too aggressive and gave me openings to calmly exploit. In the military we are taught that aggression certainly has its place, but it needs to be done tactically, not wildly. In self defense, I suspect it is even more true. Being too aggressive can wind up escalating a situation that could have been prevented.
Nov
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comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
While I agree with most of this answer, size does matter. Now size is not the only thing that matters. I have both lost to smaller people and won against larger ones. But that just means size is only one factor, not that it ceases to be a factor.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Arm bar crushes the groin
We must be going to different grappling competitions. Two out of three I have been to officially required males to wear cups (though I don't know if they actually try to enforce that) and the third allowed it. Other than that comment, I agree with this answer and emphasize point number 1. If 1 and 2 are done right, 3 and 4 should be superfluous.
Oct
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answered Is there modern technology for constructing a katana?
Oct
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comment Martial Arts wannabe accosting and threating neighbor who simply complains over parking issue
@JohnP I do not think this is a great forum to either give or seek legal advice. Also, the definition of assault in particular is fairly dependent on jurisdiction.
Sep
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answered Is it okay to spar without gloves?
Sep
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comment Is There Any Martial Art Where They Use Legs For Grappling?
The omopalata also relies primarily on the attacker's legs to attack the opponent's shoulder.
Sep
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comment What is a grandmaster?
@DaveLiepmann You make a good point. I meant in terms of word definitions and grammar, not that it would always be socially correct.
Sep
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answered What is a grandmaster?
Sep
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comment What is a grandmaster?
While I agree that "master-of-the-art" terminology is often misused and abused, it remains in common usage, often with very precisely defined criteria, in many fields. A chess master is defined by an elo rating, etc.
Aug
21
comment Does anyone actually fight with two katana simultaneously?
@Sean Duggan Unless I grossly misunderstood, Musashi spoke of training with two Katana at once. However, I have seen some commentators put emphasis on the "training" part there, saying that it helped develop coordination in training but was not the appropriate technique for competitions or genuine fights.
May
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comment How to “man up” to begin a martial art?
This is anecodotal, but when I did TKD we did not spar at all for the first several belts and it was all light/touch sparring until you reached the senior belt levels.
Apr
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comment How to avoid knee injury?
Agree with all, but this answer would be better with information on "Starting Strength" or at least where to find that information.
Dec
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comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
In your "optimal training" scenario, why would you focus on open-palm jabs as opposed to fists?
Dec
23
comment Defending against an aggressive and heavier opponent
Are we assuming that neither retreat nor de-escalation are options? And are we assuming that neither side is armed, even with improvised weapons?
Dec
22
answered What are the advantage of wearing a rashguard under the Gi in BJJ?